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BUFFALO YOU SAY

2 Mar

Like most of you, we head on over to the Niagara Falls / Buffalo area for some shopping 🙂 We used to go all the time, but then it became repetitive.. and everything looked the same. So we barely go now. Perhaps we were stuck in the ideal that because it says SALE, we somehow forget about the US / CAN money conversion and automatically think everything over there is cheaper.

That’s my theory. Sometimes you’re actually paying more for the same thing.. plus, all that gas your car uses to drive there? ‘Tsk.

Not to say there aren’t sales… because there are. So keep a watchful eye, and always bring a calculator!

My favourite designer Kate Spade now has a store, it’s always the first store I enter as well, and can actually spend quite a while in there. I picked up almost every bag, and came across this beauty. It actually was on sale, but a good sale.

You see, here in Toronto, this bag would probably be marked up somewhere around $350+.. but it was retailed in Buffalo for just over $400 US. It was marked down to $200, and obviously, bought by me 🙂

The perfect summer bag. Bright summer colours and big enough inside to fit all my stuff.

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(back)
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It came in a few colours, metallic gold (yikes), a kind of weird green (nice, but definitely weird) and orange (my favourite). The perfect beach/pool bag, or just to grab coffee with friends.

PRICE: $200

Next was Ralph Lauren. POLO has had these flip flops (also in white + black horse) for a couple years now. My size was never available.. either the really big sizes were left, or the really small sizes. Thankfully it was my lucky day and my size 8 was there.

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PRICE: $45

If you have Google Chrome, then download the KATE SPADE theme
Kate Spade theme

Splurge Of The Day!

11 Feb

We’re always giving, and thinking of others, so why not treat yourself to a little something? 🙂

Today I bring you TIffany & Co.

Tiffany 1837 Collection
Interlocking Circles Ring (sterling silver)
Sizes: 4-10
Price: $210

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Summer is almost here….

1 Feb

It’s Sunday, I have time to kill, what do I do? GO SHOPPING of course. So I set out with my sister in -15 degree weather and headed to Yorkville (Bay/Bloor area). My main goal
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Miss Marc ♥’s Canada shirt. Limited-edition tee sold at Holt Renfrew has been available since January 25th. A tee featuring Mr and Miss. Marc on a ski lift is available in white and light grey (XS-L). I wasn’t convinced. The advertising (an email from Holt Renfrew about new and upcoming products) was worded that, at least to me, seemed like it was a collection of Miss Marc ♥’s Canada line.

It was only the tee. I was not amused. Nor was I convinced. The tee is definitely not for winter wear, and I would assume in highly AC houses in the summer, it wouldn’t work either.

The SA was her charming self (in case you didn’t know, they’re on commission), telling me how fabulous the tee is, and that they can’t keep them on the shelf. So I thought, A) I could be a bitch and tell her how wrong she is, or B) just smile and walk away.

And as I started to walk away she was telling me and my sister that it’s the perfect gift because it comes in a Marc by Marc Jacobs gift box! Oo, how convincing. A $65 dollar box! It seemed others were not amused by Marc’s Canadian love, because limited edition would mean, whatever is on that table is it.. and by the looks of it, I would say almost every single one is still sitting there. I think I’ll stick to his bags.

Which leads us to the second floor: SHOES. And quickly I notice, those big furry snow trekking boots are on one table in the far corner, and I am surrounded by open toe flats, strappy sandals and my personal obsession (besides Starbucks)… FLIP FLOPS.

As I peered over the $500 shoes, and a lot of tackiness that comes with a lot of designers, I hit the Marc Jacobs section. I was drawn to these:
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They come in black + white, blue, pink and white. I went with the classic black + white. How cute is this little bird?
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They don’t come in half-sizes. And because designer shoes are always made for those tiny feet, I knew a size 8 wouldn’t cut it. But the SA was nice, and he brought me out a size 8 and a size 9. The 9 was pretty good, the flip flop was comfy, and not uncomfortable at all. Like many flip flops, you might as well go bare-foot, but these were perfect. Well… the size 9 wasn’t really cutting it either. Weird, I know, but when I told him “perhaps a 10 would be better…” It felt like I fell from a 50-story building. Thankfully he was awesome and just said, “it’s just a number.”

So the 10 was brought out. And voila. I’m ready for summer.

PRICE: $85

Marc Jacobs